The Presiding Officer of the Senedd has banned Union Jacks from virtual sessions after a Conservative MS, Janet Finch-Saunders, asked a question with a Union Jack flag in the background.
Presiding Officer Elin Jones told the Senedd:
“It looks as if the R rate on flags is greater than 1 at the moment. Therefore, from next week, no more flags. Otherwise, I’ll be tempted to fly the flag of the Independent Tropical Republic of Ceredigion behind me here. So, we move on to a flagless week next week please.”
Guido’s not sure what problem Jones has with the national flag…
Another week, yet more politically correct idiots intent on creating headlines. This week Guido brings you news from North Tyneside council where a top council official ordered the Tory offices last week to take down their Union Jacks over concerns that, in a publicly funded building, they are “overtly political”. Guido’s not sure why an unelected council official has any right to dictate how the Tory grouping’s room should be decorated…
Guido’s been sent the message in question from Bryn Roberts, the head of “Law and Governance” at North Tyneside Council, noting the issue and saying he “will make arrangements for them to be removed at the end of the day”
We have been trying to contact Bryn all afternoon, if he would like to get in touch and explain how the nation’s flag is “political”, Guido’s sure co-conspirators would be appreciative…
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 28, 2018
The Department for International Trade is claiming they were “one of – if the not the first dept – to fly the England flag this morning”, following a successful campaign by Nick Boles and The Sun. Whitehall sources, send us your pics… not expecting to hear from the Treasury.
UPDATE: Boris next out of the blocks
FCO proudly showing our support for @GarethSouthgate and the team ahead of the match against Belgium tonight. Best of luck – the whole country will be cheering you on! #LetTheLionsRoar #ENGBEL pic.twitter.com/x7zkB4jVgR
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) June 28, 2018